Michael Regan, 44, would be the first African-American to take the post. He was instrumental in leading the state's multi-billion-dollar cleanup of coal ash and worked with members of the GOP legislature in Raleigh to improve environmental standards in North Carolina.
The Christmas musical event at First Baptist Church took place over the December 5 weekend with a packed congregation of maskless attendees and choir members, who were singing shoulder to shoulder, witnesses told the Asheville Citizen Times.
North Carolina reported another record-breaking day of new COVID19 cases with 8,444 on Friday. This new total doubles a record reported a month ago. "I'm very worried for our state," NCDHHS secretary Mandy Cohen said in a press conference. "We must act now to protect each other."
Hawthorne at the Glen, a luxury apartment complex in Concord, N.C., hosted "Santa Doug" Eberhart, who showed up to the community event maskless on Dec. 15. The second time Eberhart was in defiance of Gov. Cooper's statewide mask mandate at a holiday event in less than a week. A report by WSOC said the Santa appeared at a south Charlotte Ben and Jerry's without a mask last Wednesday, forcing the ice cream shop to issue an apology.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking to identify whoever is responsible for illegally flying a drone near Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Between Oct. 30 and Dec. 8, there have been five reports by commercial airline pilots who have spotted a drone flying in their flight path at least 4,000 feet in the air near the Ft. Mill area.
According to the Charlotte Observer, A Legacy Commission was formed as a "15-member group, composed of local historians and other community members, has been meeting since August. They reviewed an initial list of over 70 streets names in Charlotte associated with slavery, Confederate veterans, white supremacy or “romanticized notions of the antebellum South.”
The Front Office Sports Best Employers in Sports Award, presented by FEVO, was voted on by 1,600 industry professionals and "recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are excelling in the arena of employee relations and are setting a new standard for company leadership."
Mecklenburg County Health Director Gibbie Harris showed a video from QC Social lounge at a press conference on Friday. One of the many examples of Charlotte businesses failing to enforce strict Coronavirus executive orders set forth by Gov. Roy Cooper.
President Trump was officially awarded North Carolina's 15 electoral votes. Monday is the deadline for all 538 member of the Electoral College to formally cast their ballots for president. They're expected to confirm President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the next leaders of the United States of America.
Sandra Lindsay, the director of critical care at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in the Queens borough of New York City was the first person in the U.S. to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. She received the vaccine just after 9 a.m. ET on Monday.